Terara Country Music Campout backs local organisations

SUPPORT:  Owen and Thelma Ison (front) with groups they supported from this years Terara Country Music Campout (from left) Matt Watt, of Terara Public School, co-organiser Tracey Cotterill, Cindy Dibben, of Team Shoalhaven, Alice Lans, of Noah’s Inclusion Services, Mariann Martin, of Life Without Barriers and Flight Lieutenant AAFC Doug De Cean of  the Air Force Cadets at HMAS Albatross.

SUPPORT: Owen and Thelma Ison (front) with groups they supported from this years Terara Country Music Campout (from left) Matt Watt, of Terara Public School, co-organiser Tracey Cotterill, Cindy Dibben, of Team Shoalhaven, Alice Lans, of Noah’s Inclusion Services, Mariann Martin, of Life Without Barriers and Flight Lieutenant AAFC Doug De Cean of the Air Force Cadets at HMAS Albatross.

Another successful year for Terara Country Music Campout

NUMBERS may have been down at this year’s Terara Country Music Campout, but organisers have still managed to donate funds to the many local charities and organisations they support.

Persistent rain in a lead up to the event in late March early April this year left the camp ground on Owen and Thelma Ison’s Terara property too wet to take the close to 300 caravans that usually attend the three-day event.

While the music campout still went ahead, a number of vans were housed at various locations around the Shoalhaven, including the Nowra Showground.

“We were down on the number of patrons and vans that usually come to the event,” Owen said.

“We can’t control Mother Nature and unfortunately it was just too wet to get the vans into the paddocks.

“A number of travellers still made the journey but some decided to stay away.

“It was still a great event and we have been able to make donations to a number of groups we support.”

Headline act, Chad Morgan thrilled the crowd with old favourites and a few new songs.

On Tuesday the Isons presented donations to Terara Public School, Team Shoalhaven, Noah’s Inclusion Services, Life Without Barriers and the Air Force Cadets at HMAS Albatross.

The campout will be back on again next year on March 16-18.